- tinyBuild is the newly-quoted video-game developer on Aim
- A focus on own-IP coupled with scope for multi-media growth looks compelling
- Transition from third-party games developer to own-IP
- Healthy pipeline of upcoming game releases
- Wider video game boom and M&A activity in the industry
- Video games must be well received by gamers and pundits
- Acquisition risks
London's stock market has become a feeding ground for big video games companies. In the space of less than a year, two foreign businesses have scooped up a London-listed developer. Electronic Arts (US:EA) snapped up racing game specialist Codemasters for £945m toward the end of 2020, and this month Chinese tech giant Tencent (HK:700) reached a takeover agreement with Sumo (SUMO) that has valued it at £919m.